BiographyPianist Lee Phillips studied at Louisiana State University with Daniel Sher, and later with Panayis Lyras and Michael Gurt for doctoral work. Primary chamber music teachers include Janos Starker and Gyorgy Sebok. Phillips has performed regularly on tour in the U.S., South America, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Spain, and Korea (touring with the Erato Ensemble). In addition to giving regular master classes, he has performed at numerous international festivals, including his own Kapelle Trio’s chamber music festival in Heber Springs, Arizona. He has been a collaborator for international violin competitions in Pamplona, Spain (Sarasate), the Czech Republic (Beethoven), Gorizia, Italy, and the Duo Sonata competition at the annual violin festival of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He was previously on the piano faculties of the University of the Ozarks and the University of Central Arkansas, where he was also a member of its trio-in-residence, the Kapelle Trio. He has been at Jacobs since 2008.